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Mr. Coffee ECMP1106 Café Barista Maker (with Automatic Milk Frother) Review

In this review we will:

  • Share with you how the Mr. Coffee machine works
  • What the Mr. Coffee machine can do
  • What’s great about the Mr. Coffee machine
  • What’s not so good about the Mr. Coffee machine

By the end of this review, you will know:

Why you need the Mr. Coffee machine in your life right now!

What Can the Mr. Coffee Machine Do?

“Effortlessly brew anything from rich, aromatic espressos, creamy cappuccinos and luscious lattes to more decadent variations like toffee lattes, café mochas, espresso martinis and caramel cappuccinos.”

This machine is the ultimate machine for bringing the coffee house experience home with you. It’s many features include:

  • An easy to use, one touch control panel. Use the control panel to select a single or double shot of espresso and then select your coffee type – and the machine does the rest
  • An automatic milk frother which works just the same as the one at your favourite coffee place – for perfect lattes and cappuccinos every time!
  • Removable milk reservoir – This makes cleaning easy and it is dish washer safe too. The removable milk reservoir means you can still store your milk in the fridge
  • Removable water reservoir – Again, this makes cleaning easy and its dish washer safe. It also makes filling the reservoir easy. Simply take it to the sink.
  • Removable drip tray – Keeps your kitchen counters clean and splash free and is easy to wash out.
  • The adjustable cup tray means you can alter the height to suit your cup size and avoid any potential mess!

The machine comes with:

  • A single shot filter
  • A double shot filter
  • A measuring spoon
  • A tamper
  • A book of delicious coffee recipes to try out

How The Mr. Coffee Machine Works

The machine has two modes, both of which are super easy to use:

  • Automatic mode
  • Manual mode

Simply add your favourite coffee, water and milk, and the in automatic mode:

  • Press the option for the drink you would like!

And in manual mode:

  • Choose how much milk/water you would like to fully customise your drink to your tastes!

Simple right?

Video: Review of the Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso Maker

Take a quick look at the video below to see how this machine works.

Things We Like

The advantages of choosing this machine are:

  • The one touch panel makes the process easy, even for someone who has never used a barista style machine before
  • The automatic functions mean your milk is perfectly prepared each time and your drink will be made in the ideal proportions
  • Easy to clean and reassemble after cleaning or filling the reservoirs
  • The sleek and modern design will blend well with your kitchen, regardless of the colour scheme

Things We Didn't Like

As with any product, the Mr. Coffee machine does have its drawbacks, but we firmly believe that the pros far outweigh them:

  • The machine is quite loud when making drinks. Unfortunately, this is part and parcel of a barista style machine
  • The milk frother doesn’t last as long as on some of the other models available

Top Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Mr. Coffee Machine

A few ideas to help you keep your machine in tip top shape and continually producing top notch coffees:

  • Make sure the machine is cleaned regularly
  • Ensure to prime the machine prior to its first use as per the instructions
  • Experiment – try the recipes in the book and have fun with it
  • Use a good quality coffee
  • Clean the machine prior to use with white vinegar as per the instructions
  • Allow the machine to heat up for a couple of seconds before use
  • Don’t forget to descale the machine as per the instructions

What's the Bottom Line?

Overall, the Mr. Coffee machine is an excellent choice for a value for money barista coffee experience at home. Never again will you crave a latte but have to make do with an instant coffee!


Dennies is the founder and editor-in-chief of Dripped Coffee. He is a trained barista who knows coffee like the back of his hand. When he's not brewing coffee, you can find him fishing or swimming.

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